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[ ♪ ] [ ♪ ] this is al jazeera america. i'm muhamed sabry, in for richelle carey -- patrick asabga in for richelle carey in new york. top stories - an international manhunt under way. at the center a suspect questioned hours after the attack, but left go. french forces launch massive air strikes on i.s.i.l. in syria. 56,000 miles away a californian community remembers an american
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killed in paris. how to defeat i.s.i.l. the paris attack dominates the agenda at the g20 summit it's 1:00a.m. in paris, a city onnage as police -- onnage as police investigate the attack on friday, claiming 129 lives, leaving more than 350 wounded. details are emerging about the attackers, two asil ants french, and a belgium born attacker. french authorities say they questioned the man after the attack, but released him. in brussels authorities detained seven people in connection with the massacre. panic amount the place de la republique where hundreds gathered for a memorial to honour the victims.
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mourners ran away after fire crackers were mistaken for gunfire. i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility and france struck back today launching attacks in the stronghold of raqqa, syria. john terrett joins us from washington. how big of an escalation does this representatives. >> good evening. welcome to you. the french have been part of a 60 admission coalition, tonight they are taking the lead. they tend to say what they mean and mean what they say, and francis hollande said they'd be ruthlessar the attack. and now you see the pictures of jets taking off from jordan, and the united arab emirates. we are told that they had two
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factories in mind. and dropped money. >> the french ministry says this was a massive attack. we think it's more heavy, intense. whatever, clear retaliation for the 132 deaths on friday. the 350 people injured. 99 or so of them. >> how is this likely to advance french objectives. ash carter has been speaking to his counterpart. they have spoken twice over the weekend and certainly today. the idea going forward is that the u.s. will vary targeted information with the french. there'll be closer communication, for what we hope will be a sustained attack where i.s.i.l. is in iraq and syria, and they intend to roll back restrictions. leading to information not being
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shared, or as widely known, and how interesting it is to note that herats, the israeli newspaper is reporting that iraqi television is saying that before the friday attacks, it was told that abu bakr al-baghdadi, the i.s.i.l. leader, called for an attack on coalition and iran and russia, and he told members to do that through bombings, assassinations and hostage taking. that would be a clear instance. to make sure it would be far more useful if it was more hope, and that's the plan going forward. >> do the attacks come on the heels of strong rhetoric from france, and will it prove effective? >> it's difficult to say. the rhetoric has ramped up. starting with president francis hollande, and president obama and david cameron, the british
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prime minister, they have been doing it, ramping up the rhetoric to send a signal that they want to stop i.s.i.l. they are talking about i.s.i.l. in the caliphate, in syria and iraq. the big question is can that be any good. as we have seen, i.s.i.l. has international ambitions. we are certain with the sinai, and the downing of the jet and paris, they confirmed they carried out attacks. it's one of the main themes in the proceed cast. it came up time and time again, they'll be let into the country. peter king, from the homeland security saying "we don't know who they are, and the plan to let them in here should be stopped. thank you very much. john terrett in washington for
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us. there's an international manhunt under way for a suspect. police say he's likely armed and dangerous. dana lewis has the latest on the investigation from paris. >> reporter: today a gate away car likely driven by the attackers was found in a suburb of paris, inside kalashnikov rifles leading authority to believe one or more escaped. three brother were knifed. one is abdo salam saleh, who lived in belgium and is the most wanted man. his brother ibrahim died and another was arrested in brussels, say news agencies. he may have helped with logistics. frej place admitted they stopped salah abdeslam in a car in belgium, and failed to detain him. the manhunt is under way in paris, people came to the streets by the thousands to express sorrow, and understand if it was true.
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diners gunned down outside the restaurants and cafes, bullet holes and blood in the last place you expect terrorists to attack. >> camilla shaken to the core tells me she was coming to eat at a cambodian restaurant. at the laf minute camilla -- last minute camilla decided to go into another restaurant. when the shooting started her and her brother had to run. >> we had to run through the streets for 20 minutes, while we heard explosions from everywhere, and we heard other shots and ran the opposite direction, and then we were back, knocking trying to get them to pick us up. they didn't, we didn't know anybody. >> reporter: the targets were more specific than they seemed. cafes, bars and restaurants. this is a trendy area of paris, a lot of young people - the gunmen wanting to kill as many as they could in a short time and disrupt daily life.
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at the bataclan music hall this video as the band stopped playing and dove for cover. using a finger from the remains of the suicide bombers french police identified ismail mostefai, a known extremist, a french citizen of algerian dissent. his relatives have been detained at the paris football stadium, with 80,000, including francis hollande, watched a france-germany game, experts believe the bombers arrived too late, detonating outside, after they couldn't get through security. >> we were extremely lucky, i think. there was a time issue, they arrived too late to bomb the people entering the stadium, which was the main target. trying to create chaos and collapse, which people inside and outside. >> reporter: the authorities know they need to unravel who else was involved in the
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attacks. camilla says she finds comfort in coming back to what 48 hours ago she was running from in horror. obviously there are a lot of questions about how this prime suspect salah, wanted by the authorities, and considered dangerous, was able to slip ape way from the fingers of french police, and they had them at the french border, he was in a car with two men on saturday morning, hours after the attacks occurred. it would seem that in the pandemonium, in the hours that ensued. they were unable to put two and two together, and realise that they had the man that was responsible or partially responsible for the attacks. >> definitely a blow. the state of emergency, we understand, has been extended. what powers does that give to francis hollande.
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>> certainly i think there's a feeling that they don't have things under control, and francis hollande would like to extend it. he has to go to parliament. when you try to take the state of emergency beyond 12 days, there are rumours he wants to extend it by three months. it gives him all sorts of rights to detain people. to do searches and set up block sads. >> authorities in belgium are holding several people in custody. >> there's a joint passport, involving french investigators, involving not just police but security services, looking at how the terror network was able
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to gather enough ammunition and materials to launch the attack. the intention is not just focussing on the one suspect demramed as salah abdeslam, who is -- named as salah abdeslam, who is undetected. he may be in paris, he has close connections, and was born in bruce ills. there's a large -- brussels. there's a large amount of effort directed at that. also, there is a clear reality that both french and bell gum investigators need to work closer together. all the subject of a high profile meeting. >> all part of a meeting between the ministers on sunday, and they came out with a strong intention to work closely
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together. >> translation: we specially need to intensify our collaborati collaboration. those in belgium, who contributed to the attacks, most were not known to the french intelligence. the subjects that have been on the agenda have not been dealt with quickly, with regards to the fight against terrorism and other subjects of importance to the e.u., like migration, the time to make and implement decisions takes time. >> you hear what bernard cazeneave had to say. the other minister was unequivocal, saying on saturday night we can't accept this any longer, we have to look at how to attack the problem, how to eradicate it. it's a problem. there's no lack of wheel. what there may be is a difficulty carrying out the desires to get on top of the issue
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al jazeera's nags aing security contributor doug joins us from washington, and he is a senior fellow at new america, serving as director for iraq upped the bush and obama administrations. thank you for joining us. i have to ask you, have you recalibrated your safety of i.s.i.l.'s command structure in the wake of the attacks. we have to do that. we don't know if it's directed. if it's returning i.s.i.l. veterans who self mobilize themselves or if they were home crown extremists from europe. who decided by i.s.i.l. to do it on its own. if it was centrally directed from raqqa and mosul, we have to resea assess. >> if these attacks were planned by i.s.i.l. cells operating within europe, what does that
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say, first of all, about the nature of their operation, how they are communicating with one another. and the ability to thwart attacks like this on western soil. >> it could be difficult. once these people are in the country, if they are not having contact with mosul and raqqa, internet communication and phone call between paris and raqqa would be of interest to the intelligence community. if it's someone in france calling someone in brussels saying let's have lunch to talk about the business opposition. that will not hit the intelligence radar. it can be a large problem once they are in country, if they are not communicating with a known cell. >> based on all the evidence that we have at hand, it wasn't just the paris attacks. there were suicide bombings and the downing of the airliner in
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sinai, which many believe could have been caused by i.s.i.l., what does that tell you, what is your gut telling you about the nature from the command and control structure, does that tell you it's been coordinated from the stronghold or are these highly effective cells and coincidence that these are happening close together? it's too early to tell. i thought we saw this a few months ago, with the "charlie hebdo", and the attacks in tunisia and others. it's been quiet, fl the attacks that -- until the attacks you mentioned - egypt, beirut, paris and baghdad and syria and elsewhere you mentioned baghdad, as ined correctly -- as i understand correctly, you were in iraq when the attacks happened. >> that's right. >> and they are accustomed to so much bloodshed on their own
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soil. what was the reaction there when news broke about paris? >> i was getting on the plane as the news broke, but it was one of sympathy, as the news cycle started to go, my iraqi colleague turned to me and said i understand this is new to the parisians, they were understanding this, but couldn't they just mention for 30 seconds in this hour-long covering that we had a suicide attack killing 20 in baghdad attacking a funeral. there's a little of do we matter too, and we've been going through it for a long time, but there is sympathy. >> doug oliphant, thank you for joining us. and straight ahead on al jazeera, fears of a backlash. how the muslim community in france is coping with the attacks. and world leaders turn their focus to i.s.i.l. will they find common ground on
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summit. the attacks in paris, and how to respond are dominating the agenda. mike viqueira is in italia with the latest. >> good evening, the french president calls it an act of war. the white house and president obama tend to agree. article 5 providing for the common offense is thought to be implemented. an attack on one is an attack on all. no talk of president obama changing the strategy, they want to intensify what they are doing. >> in the wake of the attacks, there's a question that dominates the summit of world leaders. >> reporter: are you considering action against the islamic state. >> do you think i'll give an answer now. >> meeting with turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan. president obama vowed to go after the ring leaders of the paris attacks. >> we stand in solidarity with them in hunting down the
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perpetrators. french president called it an act of war. u.s. officials agree, and there's little doubt that i.s.i.l. is behind the problem. as a member of n.a.t.o. france may invoke article five, meaning an attack on one member is an attack on all. u.s. officials continues to move out the booth. to take the fight to i.s.i.l. the existing strategy will intensify with more air strikes and targetting of leaders. increasing support for i.s.i.l. forces, and there'll be more diplomacy. mr president obama sat with the russian counterpart vladimir putin, for a 35 minute session. both want to cooperate. u.s. officials say russia is not
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really targetting i.s.i.l. >> after the downing in the sign jay, and the paris attacks it's hoped the strategy will change. >> as top officials say there's no threat. >> we'll see if there are aspirations leading to plotting in the united states. >> in the wake of allegations that it came with a wave of refugees, the white house is not going to deny or those fleeing for their safety, that they should be victimized. they'll increase and maintain vetting procedure for those entering the united states. >> the turkish president has his
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ideas. he's been arguing for a safe haven. the u.s. has been opposed to it. are the attacks softening the position on a no-fly zone. the no-fly zone is a no go. too costly, too complex, too many issues to deal with. what they are talking about with the turks and the president, you saw president obama holding a bilateral first thing upon arriving in turkey, it's securing a zone that i.s.i.l. controls on the border. a 50 mile section of it that abuts the turkish border controlled by i.s.i.l. talks between turkey and the united states about pushing them off the border, trying to secure it. >> there's differences, begging the question is there home for a diplomatic broke through in vienna. >> vienna is where most are looking. i'm gathered after the summit in
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turkey, most people are looking to vienna, no breakthroughs are expected. the talks are crucial. the talks from the secretary of state, that he had in vienna on saturday, before coming here, are viewed as the main stage, if there's going to be a breakthrough. talks to resume on jan 1st in little more than a month's time. many are looking for a ceasefire. that is the main goal. some oppose that, the turks, the saudis and the qataris. the united states and others trying to get them on board. there are many groups within syria, that believe that they are making progress against the regime in the fight. they don't want a ceasefire, still a lot of things to iron out. trying to get all parties on board, and who will representatives the opposition at the talks in vienna. another major stumbling block. >> major stumbling blocks ahead. thank you for your insight. that's mike viqueira in italia
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turkey for us. >> you are looking at live pictures of paris, this is the memorial. it is nearly 1:30 oox. you can see people coming to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in friday's attacks. most of the gunmen in the paris attacks are believed to be muslim. that sparked fears of a backlash within the community. al jazeera's mike viqueira joins us live from paris, i know you spoke with leaders from the muslim community, what are the primary concerns. in the wake of the attacks, the attack two days later at the supermarket. muslims in francaise that they have experienced a rising tide of intolerance, racism and attacks. that increase has been exponential. some of it has been personal.
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burning of mosques, graffiti on mosques, all things making some muslim here uneasy. in this country the government by law is not allowed to ask people what their religion is. there are no statistics on how many muslims live here. the best guess is 4.5 million, 7% of the population, consistently across the last 20 years, private polls show that the vast majority of the people describe themselves as only somewhat religious or not religious, what is clear is across the muslim community, whether they are devout, religious or secular, many here are increasingly afraid of rising intolerance. >> now, sheila, paris is your
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second home. are you sensing a shift in the tolerance level in the wake of these attacks? you know, multi sulturalism is a value that a the french holds deer. it's intention to french identity. there are challenges, the attacks on friday, earlier this year, they challenge that tolerance. france has serious issues that is has to deal with, most of the muslims in the country consider themselves not very religious, or only some what. france has the largest numbers of foreign fighters to join up with the islamic state group in syria. that is a problem. the interior minister said that he was going to crack down on what he called hate-preaching
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mosques. in a way that is it peculiar for the interior minister to have said. mosques in france are regulated by the state. the state has a role to play, in terms of what is preached, what is said. so the kind of mosques are key, those that are outside the system. and which are in a way, hidden away. those that meet in groups talk about in all radical ideas. there are big challenges in france. so one of the things i heard is the need for greater discussion and greater inclusion. and those discussions did not take place. >> sheila macvicar live in paris, we'll hear more from sheila in a report from john seigenthaler at the top of the hour. next, foreign policy debate. the attacks in paris lawn a
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welcome back to al jazeera america. our top stories, france launches air strikes against i.s.i.l. in syria, two days after the paris attack. 12 aircraft dropped 20 bombs on
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i.s.i.l. strongholds, destroying an i.s.i.l. training camp and a munitions dump. the fighter jets took off from flights in jordan and the persian gulf. >> a man hunt is under way. officials asking for the public's help as they look for a man involved in the coordination of the attacks, along with his two brothers. the authorities questioning the man, but mistakenly let him go. >> hundreds flet a memorial. attackers were in the area, the crowd smoking firecrackers. neave barker has more.
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a moment of desperate panic, reports of gunshots send hundreds of people running for their lives. taking cover in nearby restaurants. a false alarm but a telling sign of the climate of fear gripping the french capital. the government banned large rallies. people tried to make sense of the mass murder that happens, that square became a place of mourning. since friday investigations have gained pace. in a paris suburb, broken glass is all that is left of an abandoned car, where police say they found several kalashnikovs. investigator are exploring the theory that it belongs to an attacker who is still on the run. police launched a major manhunt and issued a notice for 26-year-old salah abdeslam, warning the public not to intervene, saying he's dangerous. at the bataclan concert hall where more than 80 people died, forensic teams continue to gather evidence. new amateur video captured the moment when the gunman opened fire on the concert goers. many thought the gun fire was
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fireworks. >> we were enjoying the concert. i thought it was fire crackers. i turned around and saw them. . >> i saw the direct hit on the stage and significantly knew it was gunfire and we needed to get out of there. >> reporter: in another video police prepare to storm the building. they were pushed back in a hail of bullets. [ gunfire ] but a push-back and a hail of bullets. it was hear one of the killers left a vital clue, a severed finger that allowed investigator to identify him as 29-year-old french national ismail mustafah, one of three who blew himself up. this is the edge of paris where mustafi, a french national of algerian dissent lived until the age of 21. it's a quite town. far from a deprived suburb. ismail mostefai was known to the authorities as a petty criminal, but never spent time in prison. in 2010 police flagged him as
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being a candidate for radicalization. he's one of three french nationals arrested. arrested in connection with the killings. police are looking into whether most travelled to syria and had contact with i.s.i.l. at the local mosque we met someone that knew him, saying he came from a good family. >> translation: i'm really shocked, i didn't expect it at all. you don't believe it when it's someone you know. >> reporter: he thinks the government failed to integrate young muslims into french society. when we do something that interests them we're french, when it upsets them, we are foreign. france needs to integrate people. >> reporter: the mayor of the town had this to say. >> translation: sorry for things like this, but we don't give a damn where he was born. what matters is a kid from our country, a french kid could have become what he became. >> reporter: several of ismail mostefai's family members were detained by the police for questioning.
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amumming the dozens of -- among the dozens of victims was a california college student. a 23-year-old at a restaurant with friends when she was shot and killed. she was studying abroad for her senior year. people are gathering at the californian university of long beach to honour her memory. allen schauffler joins us from the campus. a sober moment for the students. >> absolutely. we are seeing shock, numbness, resolve on campus. many are wearing the black and yellow ribbons in memory of all the victims killed in what the prime minister of britain called the worst terrorist attack in europe in a decade. i want to show you a live period with the vigil going on, more than 1,000 people, and an overflow rowed.
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crowd. people that gathered to say that memories of gonzalez. she's the only american. she was the senior studying design. it was abroad, home, in a couple of weeks. on campus. beginning to pile off. >> she was described as a rising star. someone willing to help others when necessary. she was murdered. >> the killings in paris having an impact. >> upsetting that something so senseless would happen to a student trying to study. >> don't think she could be in a greater place in terms of living
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her life. and happened to be that restaurant on that block in that neighbourhood. >> certain students stood out. the u.s. state department warned americans to be careful. be aware of their surroundings, and get in touch with the family, and let them know what the security situation is. all of this getting from the state department in the wake of the terrorist attacks, and continue terrorist threats against france and europe. the vigil conditions. more than 1,000 people. a lot of shock, a lot of numbers, a lot of resolve, as i said at the top. >> we understand that the vigil is not only for gonzalez, buts
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is an opportunity for the change students to come together. >> absolutely, the demonstration made a point of saying they'll reach out to the exchange students here, there's 80 of them on campus. i'm not sure which. they'll reach out to them. they are keeping an eye on that. whether the change students will come back we don't know. the administration is talking with the students. >> allen schauffler reporting live from the scene of that visual. >> thank you very much. disagreement among the democrats. on how to handle i.s.i.l. the topic was moved front and center at the debate in the wake
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of the paris attacks. former secretary of state says i.s.i.l. must be defeated and not contained. bernie sanders blames clinton for the rise of extremism when she voted for the war in iraq. >> i would argue that the disastrous invasion of iraq, something i oppose, has unravelled the region completely. >> i have said the invasion of iraq was a mistake. if we tackle the problems posed by jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it, and realise that it has antecedents to what happened in iraq. >> former governor martin o'malley faulted clinton for failing to back the war when she was a senator. >> a former senior aid to hillary clinton, and the executive director of the new york state democratic party.
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thank you very much for joining us. paris put national security front and center. did the democratic candidates do enough to convince voters in america that they could be trusted with security. >> i think so. hint wr was the most conversant and experience matters. american voters don't really go to the polls based on foreign policy, they'll pay attention to safety and security. she looked presidential and confident in promoting that. i think the others did as well, even though martin o'malley had a jab for no foreign policy. they seemed presidential and willing to step up to the plate. >> it's not just the democrats weighing in, republicans have weighed in as well. this weekend. let's take a listen to jed bush on the sunday morning talk show.
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he visited expect ion to helping certain syrian refugees, let's listen in. >> there's a lot of christians in syria that have no place. they'll be executed or imprisoned by bashar al-assad. or by i.s.i.s. i think we should have - we should focus efforts in relation to the refugees on the christians slaughtered. >> ted cruz took a similar line, do you think that this is likely to play well with voters or will it backfire? >> i think it will back fire for a couple of reasons, one, to me, it's not what our country is based on. we didn't say christians only, jews only, whites only, blacks only, in terms. mantra that the doors are opened. that is what america was based on, and it's interesting to hear that coming from the republicans that talk about our country's values. having said that, if this were to get moved forward.
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i think it is completely unworkable and where does it stop. do we go to recent ethnicity in terms of barring people from coming in. it's a slippery slope. i don't think jed bush will come out with that policy at any time, not now. >> we can talk about american values, we thought about this before we said it. do you see this assist within the electorate, one that will work to his advantage, otherwise he wouldn't have said it. >> it exploits some cleavages. his brother, if he was elected on a wave of support, particularly coming from the bible belt south. jed bush says it doesn't exist in the same way in 2000. he is trying to capitalize on something within his party. this statement is an attempt at that. i don't think it will work. >> it's between republicans and democrats, getting back to the debate. bernie sanders took a swipe at
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hillary clinton over her record to go to war. do you think he succeeded in damaging security. >> it's been a recurring theme with her, she said that she is sorry and she made a make on the vote. one of the moderators hit hilary on a point where she went after bernie sanders on gun control. the moderators said you are not the sum total of one vote. and your policies are not. that plies here. her one vote in iraq is not the sum total of her foreign policy, voters have come to understand that. her foreign policy record is used against her, not just by sanders, but republicans, how much - is this more of an achilles heel, her experience in foreign policy, can she spin it to her advantage? >> sure, she'll be asked about this. i think the attacks in paris
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renew that conversation. she'll be asked about her figures. right now everyone's policy will change, and she talks about the future and the past. >> thank you so much for joining us today. we'd love to have you back with more insights. former aid to hillary clinton. >> still ahead - taking back sinjar, how american air power helped the kurds beat back i.s.i.l.
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paris remains a city in shock, following friday's attacks. people have begun the healing process, returning to their
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routine, even if they are a little reluctant. adam raney has that part of our coverage. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: music in paris has sounded a bit melancholy, more so, perhaps, today. the side of the city could inspire postcards, but maybe not the understood. people are coming out more and more, taking stock of the city. >> it is young people, young people are coming here. to enjoy life and everything, and disappear in a minute. >> some of the young took comfort in the sun, enjoying in the french of pastimes. a nagging feeling persists. you can feel fear. everyone can be there. >> reporter: monumental paris, less so with the monuments closed.
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tourists and the french are starting to make the rounds of the site. >> translation: i'm here with my little sister, trying not to show fear. the spanish tour felt so deeply for parisian, but didn't know how to help. another that moved here from moldova was clear about what paris needs. >> love is the answer, doesn't matter what the personality. >> in the less touristy areas, parisians gathered to share the city and a view of the iconic landmark. it's the ind of a long and painful weekend. they still serve as an inspiration as those that gathered to talk about the future of the city. >> we are lucky we have been together. we have been spending time with friends and reflecting. this is definitely like a weight
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over the city. most have been keeping their heads low, a spirit that will need lifting in the days to come. >> so as you can see many young people in paris asking for a sense of normalcy after an abnormal atypical weekend here. and this is coming on a day when they are hearing that there's a wanted suspect at large, someone that could do more violence. we have people making preliminary steps to take back the city. they are struggling with that at the same time. >> sounds like the young people
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of paris trying to show resilience in the face of those attacks. adam raney joins us live from paris. officials announced the arrest of nine suspects in connection with the last week's twin suicide bombings, residents in the mostly shia neighbourhood are cleaning up after the devastating attacks that killed 44 people. lebanon's interior minister says the bombings - bombers were planning to strike a hospital but they changed their minds because of tight security. >> in iraq, kurdish fighters are thankful for u.s. air strikes, saying they were crucial in helping them to capture sinjar from i.s.i.l. imran khan is in the former stronghold. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga fighters captured sinjar
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without resistance. they celebrate on the streets, or what is left of them. air power is a major reason for the victory on the ground. u.s.-led air strikes hit the targets. >> we cut the road into sinjar into days before and coordinated effort with our coalition partners. we didn't see residents from i.s.i.l., air strikes played a crucial role. >> a local journalist said i.s.i.l. fighters were perhaps retreating to reinforce i.s.i.l. what gave the peshmerga the advantage was coalition-led air strikes, the building a likely to be hit. it's concertinaed in. what the kurdish peshmerga are saying is they need to clear the buildings before anyone can go back in. taking over the town is the first step. >> reporter: that step took months of plans. the peshmerga commander says the air strikes will be useful in future operations.
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coalition air strikes are an important factor. without air strikes a ground offensive will stall. >> certainly it's made a difference in sinjar, while the soldiers cover a pro-i.s.i.l. slogan with graffiti, other areas are under i.s.i.l. control. particular in northern iraq. there, the peshmerga want more u.s. help. after sinjar, they are likely to get it. it may be a different story in anbar, where a main fighting force is the shia militia, the u.s. will not provide them with air support. they are entrenched in anbar. breaking news - the department of defense is transferring five guantanamo bay detainees to the united arab emirates. the men were cleared for
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transfer by a task force, comprised of six department and agencies created by a 2009 executive order. 107 detainees remain at the facility. john seigenthaler is anchoring the coverage from paris and has a look at what is coming up in the next hour. >> coming up tonight we look at how parisians are dealing with grief, particularly in notres dame. all of that coming up tonight from paris at eight still ahead. how improved relations with the u.s. led to new competitors at the havana marathon.
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you're looking at live pictures from new york. this is one world trade center, the spire is lit up in red, white and blue, the colour of the french flag in honour of those that lost their lives and to show solidarity with the french normalizing relations with cuba - for the first time a large number of runners from the u.s. took part in the annual havana marathon. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: they came from the remote far east of cuba to run. tourists for a few days, waiting for the start of the island's biggest raids. most want to take part. this person finished third in a half marathon, four years in a
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row. >> my goal on sunday is to improve my best time from 1:09 to 1:10. >> reporter: the cubans face a number of obstacles. the main reason they are not more popular is because of the shoes, the running shoes. they need to be reliable. they can only look and admire the shoes worn by wealthy visitors, like this man that won the new york marathon, back in action on the first visit to cuba. i'm running the race to experience the city, culture and the people. that is the most important thing. >> an early morning start. this by followers of the region. some are running to win, others by solidarity.
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all suffering the same scorching sun. cubans, and more foreigners than ever before. >> 4,700 enter to run the 10, 21, and 42km races, taking in some of havana's monuments. 1500 were foreigners, from which a third game from the united states. difficult before relations between the two countries were re-established this year. >> the heat and humidity were intense, most happy to finish. they pushed harder and finished second. >> i won bronze four years in a row. i wanted the triumph. i trained for it. i did it. i felt good the first 15km, and now we lost it. >> running is an individual sport. there's nothing like the solidarity, sharing suffering while pounding the street to bring people from all over the
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world together and i'm patricia in new york, the news continues with randall pinkston disturbing news about the worldwide hunt for the suspects in the paris attacks. hours after the shootings one was questioned by police, who then let him go. >> fighting back - the french military steps up air strikes on i.s.i.l.'s strongholds. >> an emotional church service for the fallen in france. in california, a memorial service for an american killed in the attacks, her mother talks about what might have been. >> she wanted to have a career and family. [ ♪ ]


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